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From Henri Yandell <flame...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Old projects with incomplete copyright diligence
Date Sun, 08 Jul 2012 23:47:43 GMT
On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 4:19 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 5:36 PM, Marcus (OOo) <marcus.mail@wtnet.de> wrote:
>> Am 07/08/2012 01:04 PM, schrieb Rob Weir:
>>
>>> On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 1:05 AM, Ross Gardler<rgardler@opendirective.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Seems we missed a bit of process...
>>>>
>>>>  From a mobile device - forgive errors and terseness
>>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>>> From: "Henri Yandell"<flamefew@gmail.com>
>>>> Date: Jul 8, 2012 3:22 AM
>>>> Subject: Old projects with incomplete copyright diligence
>>>> To: "general-incubator"<general@incubator.apache.org>
>>>>
>>>> The following projects haven't signed off on the copyright checklist
>>>> item:
>>>>
>>>> 2009-02-09  kato
>>>> 2009-02-13  stonehenge
>>>> 2009-05-13  socialsite
>>>> 2010-05-19  amber
>>>> 2010-09-05  nuvem
>>>> 2010-11-12  kitty
>>>> 2010-11-24  stanbol
>>>> 2011-06-13  openofficeorg
>>>>
>>>> Said checklist item is:
>>>>
>>>>    "Check and make sure that the papers that transfer rights to the ASF
>>>> been received. It is only necessary to transfer rights for the
>>>> package, the core code, and any new code produced by the project. "
>>>>
>>>> How long do we host software without explicitly stating we have these
>>>> rights?
>>>>
>>>> Personally I think 1 year is more than enough, even for OpenOffice.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Our practice has been to not check in code until after an SGA has been
>>> received, e.g., the main OOo contribution from Oracle, the Symphony
>>> contribution from IBM and the UOF 2.0 contribution from CS2C.
>>>
>>> So I assume we just need to fill in a date here in the "copyright"
>>> section:
>>>
>>> http://incubator.apache.org/projects/openofficeorg.html
>>>
>>> But what date?  The first SGA?  The most recent SGA?  This is an
>>> ongoing effort, for any living project that gets ongoing contributions
>>> of existing corporate code.  I expect it will continue as a TLP as
>>> well.
>>
>>
>> When we put in the first and the most recent date, maybe someone from the
>> Apache officials can tell which is *the* date. Otherwise we hit it anyway.
>>
>
> I've updated the page using the date of the 2nd SGA from Oracle:
> 2011-10-21.   That was the basis for our 3.4 release.
>
> I like the idea of listing all of the SGA's, but this page is
> processed to produce some roll-up reports, and I don't know if the
> automation will choke if we get too fancy with the inputs.  So I'm
> listing only that one date for now.

Thanks everyone :)

Hen

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